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Jan/04 - Midcycle updates grow more extensive, more expensive Midcycle updates grow more extensive, more expensive
Midcycle updates are no longer just a vehicle freshening, they are more like full makeovers. Tougher competition is just one reason for more extreme midcycle enhancements, and vehicle software that makes changes more feasible is helping automakers. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan contributes his thoughts to Automotive News.

Dec/31 - Chevrolet, Toyota raise game in green battle Chevrolet, Toyota raise game in green battle
The all-new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Toyota Prius hybrid are two of the nation's most fuel-efficient cars, according to the latest EPA fuel economy guide, and both are being launched at a time when gasoline is cheap in many states. Despite their similarities, AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan says they appeal to very separate types of buyers. "They are very different cars, very different goals in mind."

Dec/11 - U.S. Consumers Won't Likely Balk at China-Built Vehicles U.S. Consumers Won't Likely Balk at China-Built Vehicles
With Buick's confirmation that they will offer their first Chinese-built vehicle next summer, AutoPacific's Ed Kim talks about China-built vehicles and their predicted acceptance in the U.S.

Dec/03 - Clean Diesels May Have Been a Distraction All Along Clean Diesels May Have Been a Distraction All Along
AutoPacific's Ed Kim, now a contributor to Forbes.com, writes about the future of light duty diesels worldwide. "Perhaps," says Kim, "the diesel scandal and its inevitable – and probably permanent – damage to diesel sales isn’t such a bad thing...the industry can better focus its efforts on more forward thinking powertrain technologies."

Nov/23 - Scion's edgy new crossover for the kids Scion's edgy new crossover for the kids
future Scion C-HR and its potential success in a growing subcompact crossover vehicle segment. "This sort of product is consistent with what the Scion brand stands for," said Ed Kim, vice president of industry analysis at AutoPacific. "It's edgy and youthful and so doing a small sporty crossover is a really good fit for a brand that's trying to get itself out of the doldrums and rebuild."